Forecast: A Lovely Change of Pace
Clearing, seasonable for Valentine's Day; warmer tomorrow
For those sick of the alternatively icy, wet and sometimes snowy weather (depending on where you live) of the past couple days, today will present a welcome and well-timed change, with clearing skies and near-average temperatures for Valentine's Day. Thereafter, however, temperatures will be on a bit of a roller coaster Friday through the start of next week. The next chance for precipitation -- most likely of the liquid variety -- will be Sunday into President's Day.
Becoming mostly sunny, breezy, mid 40s. Early morning clouds and the possibility of a few flurries, especially south and east of town, will give way to a mostly sunny Valentine's Day. Plan on high temperatures in the mid 40s -- right about where they should be this time of year -- along with breezy winds from the northwest, diminishing somewhat in the afternoon. Clear and chilly overnight, with lows dropping to the mid 20s in the suburbs and near freezing downtown.
Sun then clouds, mid 50s. Friday should feature a good amount of sunshine during the first half of the day, with noticeably milder temperatures hitting the mid 50s. We'll see increased cloudiness from the afternoon hours on, ahead of what will probably be a precipitation-free cold front pushing through late in the day. Expect mostly cloudy and breezy conditions Friday night, with lows dropping to 25-30.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend as well as a sneak peek at early next week.
Prepare for noticeably colder temperatures on Saturday compared to Friday. Despite abundant sunshine, most places will have trouble breaking out of the upper 30s. Mostly clear and cold Saturday night, with lows ranging from the low 20s in places like Damascus and Herndon to the upper 20s downtown.
On Sunday, increasing clouds will signal the approach of a large area of low pressure from the southwest as highs reach the 40s. Substantial rain is a possibility from the latter part of Sunday into early Monday, with Sunday night lows in the mid to upper 30s.
A LOOK AHEAD
Expect President's Day to be mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of showers, though some afternoon drying and clearing is possible. Highs will probably be in the mid to upper 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
There are indications that Tuesday will be windy and colder with highs ranging from the mid 30s to the low 40s.
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